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- Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON)
2020-04-20 to 2020-04-24, La Palma Island (Canary Islands, Spain) CANCELLED
The Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON) will take place at the La Palma and Teneguia Princess Hotel on La Palma Island (Canary Islands, Spain) from 20-24 April 2020. During this meeting also the 2nd General Assembly of the EAI will take place. Scientific sessions are planned covering the following themes:
- Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems and Detection of Habitable Worlds
- The Pathway to Complexity: From Simple Molecules to First Life
- Planetary Environments and Habitability
- Evolution and Traces of Early Life and Life under Extreme Condition
- Biosignatures and the Detection of Life beyond Earth
- Historical, Philosophical, Societal and Ethical Issues in Astrobiology
- Tracing Life and Identifying Habitable Environments
- Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Planets, Moons and Life
- Protoplanetary disks and their physical and chemical processes
La Palma offers a multitude of relevant research infrastructures (telescopes) and locations (active volcanoes, recent lava fields, Mars-analogue landscapes, etc. During the conference excursion many of these will be visited. An excursion to telescopes and interesting geological sites will be organised on Friday 24th and an optional after conference walk (Saturday 25 April) along the Volcano route (Ruta de los Volcanes) spanning several active volcanoes above 1600m altitude will be offered. Also outreach events for the general public will be held.
The venue offers 4-star accommodation at very good prices (e.g. less than EUR 70,- per person and day for full board in single room). Also the registration fees are low.
- NASA JPL's 32nd Planetary Science Summer School!
2020-05-18 to 2020-07-31, Online + JPL, California
Now through April 13, 2020, NASA is encouraging applications for its 32nd Annual Planetary Science Summer School. Offered by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, PSSS is a 3-month long early career development experience to help prepare the next generation of planetary science and engineering mission leaders. Participants learn the process of developing a hypothesis-driven robotic space mission in a concurrent engineering environment while getting an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule and the trade-offs inherent in each.
Science and engineering doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs, junior faculty, and certain master's degree students, who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (and a very limited number of Foreign Nationals from non-designated counties), are eligible. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals.
Session 1: Preparatory Sessions May 18-July 17.
Culminating Week at JPL July 20-24
Session 2: Preparatory Sessions May 18-July 31.
Culminating Week at JPL August 3-7
Roughly equivalent in workload to a rigorous 3-hour graduate-level course, participants spend the first 10 weeks in preparatory webinars acting as a science mission team, prior to spending the final culminating week at JPL being mentored by JPL's Advance Project Design Team, or “Team X” to refine their planetary science mission concept design, then present it to a mock expert review board.
Application deadline: 2020-04-13
- Molecular Origins of Life, Munich (MOM) conference
2020-07-09 to 2020-07-10, Literaturhaus, Munich
The biannual Molecular Origins of Life, Munich addresses one of the most fundamental questions of science: How could life originate on Earth? With more than 20 lectures accompanied by discussion sessions and over 150 participants, this international conference brings together scientists from wide range of disciplines, namely: astrophysics, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, geobiology, geochemistry and theoretical physics. Only the combined effort from renowned experts from various disciplines can be successful in retracing the origins of life under experimental conditions and pave the way towards answering some of the most pertinent questions: What were the conditions on early Earth? Which chemicals could serve as precursors for the synthesis of living systems on Earth and on other planets? How did the very first genetic material in lifeforms develop? How could Darwinian evolution emerge? What were the first metabolic pathways? The conference's aim is to represent and to discuss the state of the art in the origin of life field.
Poster abstract submission deadline: 2020-05-25
Registration deadline: 2020-06-21
- XIXth International Conference on the Origin of Life - ISSOL 2020
2020-08-02 to 2020-08-07, Quito, Ecuador
- 43d COSPAR Scientific Assembly
2020-08-15 to 2020-08-22, Sydney, Australia
- Fifth Network of Researchers on the Chemical Evolution of Life (NoR CEL) Conference
2020-08-25 to 2020-08-27, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
For more information contact norcelgroup (at) gmail.com.
Deadline for Registration and abstract submission: 2020-06-30
2020-09-01 to 2020-09-04, Bologna, Italy CANCELLED
EANA2020 will take place in Bologna (IT) from 1 to 4 September.
Details will be provided in January.
- XVIth Rencontres du Vietnam. "Planetary Science: The Young Solar System"
2020-09-06 to 2020-09-12, Quy Nhon, Vietnam
The Solar System is known to have formed 4.5 billion years ago. In this conference we discuss the early evolution of the Solar System, mostly within the first billion years. The conference consists of the following topical sessions:
- Protoplanetary & Debris Discs
- Planet formation: Data vs Models
- Hadean Earth and Pre-Noachian Mars
- Late accretion, Impact Bombardment and Small Bodies
- Planetary Interior Evolution and Volcanism
- Atmospheric Composition and Evolution
- Giant Planets and their Satellites
- Active Young Sun
- What can Extrasolar Planets teach us about the Solar System?
- Audrey Bouvier -- University Bayreuth, Germany
- Fernando Cruz-Saenz -- Konkoly Observatory, Hungary
- Sebastian Danielache -- Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
- Yohai Kaspi -- Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- Mario Fischer-Gödde -- University of Cologne, Germany
- Mario Flock -- Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany
- Juliane Gross -- Rutgers University, USA
- Anders Johansen -- Lund Observatory, Sweden
- Colin Johnstone -- University of Vienna, Austria
- Anne-Marie Lagrange -- Laboratoire d'astrophysique de Grenoble, France
- Nienke van der Marel -- University of Victoria, Canada
- Ana-Catalina Plesa - German Aerospace Centre, Germany
- Imke de Pater -- University of California Berkeley, USA
- Nico Schmedemann -- University of Münster, Germany
- Kathryn Steakley -- NASA Ames Research Center, USA
- Dustin Trail -- University of Rochester, USA
- Meenakshi Wadhwa -- Arizona State University, USA
- Lauren M. Weiss -- University of Hawaii Manoa, USA
- Ramon Brasser (Earth Life Science Institute, Japan), co-chair
- Tobias C. Hinse (Chungnam National University, South Korea), co-chair
- Elizabeth Bell (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
- Bertram Bitsch (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany)
- Vera Assis Fernandes (University of Manchester, UK & Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany)
- Gabriella Gilli (Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Portugal)
- Guillaume Hébrard (Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris, France)
- Ming-Chang Liu (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
- Yamila Miguel (Leiden Observatory, Netherlands)
- Stephen J. Mojzsis (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
- Stephanie Werner (Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, Norway)
- Fumi Yoshida (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
Deadline for registration & abstract submission: 2020-05-15
- Europlanet Science Congress 2020 (EPSC 2020)
2020-09-27 to 2020-10-02, Granada, Spain
- International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2020)
2020-10-12 to 2020-10-16, Dubai, UAE
In this conference all topics of space research from space life sciences to space exploration are addressed with interesting opportunities for students and young scientists.
Astrobiology in general and the scientific and technical aspects of astrobiological research in space and on Earth will be discussed in different sessions. You will find all details on the IAC 2020 webpages.
We would like to draw your attention especially to session A1.6. Astrobiology and Exploration in the Symposium A1: SPACE LIFE SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM.
- 9th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology
2021-09-13 to 2021-09-17, GFZ, Potsdam, Germany